Making the proposed event venues bill better for neighbors and the county

What we have before the County Council now is a Limited Private Event Venue in the Agriculture Zone: Bill No. 17-05, brought forward by Council Member Tony Chmelik on Feb. 21. This bill raises a number of questions in my … [Read more...]

Gardner seeks confirmation of Bob White to fill Planning Commission vacancy

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner has appointed Robert (Bob) White to fill the current vacancy on the Frederick County Planning Commission. As Executive Gardner points out, Mr. White is highly qualified for the … [Read more...]

Inauguration of county executive and council ushers in charter government

It's official. Whether you supported the change to a charter form of government or not, it has arrived. And whether you supported the majority of the last Board of County Commissioners or not, they are gone. … [Read more...]

A Rough Start

It looks like our new County Council may be launching at a disadvantage when it comes to an efficient start. Pre-Pre Meeting Misunderstandings Before all seven seats were even certain (District 1 … [Read more...]

Some observations and thoughts the day after the primary election

The primary election in Frederick County, and throughout Maryland, was yesterday. The ballot is now set for the general election in November. Between now and then there will be no shortage of analysis, plenty of … [Read more...]

The 2014 primary ballot is set after many candidates file on the final day!

Barring a signature-gathering drive by an "Unaffiliated" candidate, the ballot is set for the 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election in Frederick County, to be held on June 24, 2014. In the elections for county executive … [Read more...]